BTS RM is the member of BTS. His stage name RM actually stands for Rap Monster. He has been a member of BTS since 2013. Today we take a look at the Biography of RM and we will be seeing what makes him such a great member of the group and we will also take a look his career path.
Born on September 12th 1994 in Seoungnam City of the Republic of Korea at a height of 179 cm with weight 69 kg has been active since 2009 under the name ‘RM’ or previously written R³M (abbreviation) which means “Rampant Mongrel” as well as “Rap Monster.”
When he was 13 years old his family moved to Daegu where they lived with his great-grandmother for two years before returning to their house in Seoul after the death of her. Growing up under difficult financial circumstances Namjoon would often have to sell CDs that he had taken from weddings or funerals because he could not afford a bus ticket back home.
He attended High School at Korea National University of Arts and graduated in 2016 with a degree in fine arts majoring in Visual Communications Design.
His hobbies are writing lyrics for songs and participating in performances from time to time. He learned how to rap by himself while he was an underground rapper when he was just 16 years old. In 2010 he started performing in BTS and was also the leader of the group.
In 2007 he became a trainee under Big Hit Entertainment before debuting with BTS in 2013 as their main vocalist, primary lyricist, co-producer and one of the songwriters for most tracks from both The Most Beautiful Moment in Life series (The first album sold more than one million copies) to present day (2017).
BTS RM’s career officially began in 2010 when he became a trainee for Big Hit Entertainment, the record company founded by Bang Si-hyuk. His stage name is an acronym based on his previous pseudonym Runchman (from “RUN CHILD”).
His first release was with BTS’s second Korean album Dark & Wild in August 2014, followed by several solo singles: “Tomorrow,” “Low” and “Do You Love Me?” respectively released in November 2014, February 2015 and September 2016. Following that came his first mixtape RM in December 2018 which debuted at number one on iTunes’s Top Hip Hop/Rap Album Chart following its release. The EP features guest appearances from artists such as Halsey, Steve Lacy, Trippie Redd and Japanese singer-songwriter KOHH.
In BTS’s second Korean album, Dark & Wild (2014), RM wrote and co-produced the song “Just One Day” with fellow member BTS Suga. In 2017 he was credited as a songwriter for TWICE’s single “Likey”, which won them their first music show award on Show Champion in February 2018. And most recently, his vocals are featured on Steve Lacy’s debut EP All American Boy from March 2019.
He has been described by Billboard magazine as having a “fiery spirit” and often displays charisma through his stage performances.
Song Writing Credits
RM is one of two members who participated in every release by BTS thus far; the other being BTS Jin alongside him. He is the leader of BTS as well as a rapper and songwriter with more than 20 songs credited to his name so far: he was also one of three members who participated in composing on “Love Maze” from their Wings EP released last October 2016 (2016).
The songs he has written for the group are listed below:
- “Tomorrow” which appears in BTS’ D&W album
- “Do You” which appears in BTS’ WINGS album and played an important role because it featured Jin, who was not present for the majority of the promotions.
- “No More Dream” from BTS’s first Korean EP Dark & Wild (2014) with fellow member Suga
- “Just One Day” from BTS’s second Korean album Dark & Wild (2014), co-written by Suga as well. It is one of two songs that RM has written on a BTS release to date.
- “Spring Day” from BTS’ fifth Korean album Love Yourself 花樣年華 pt. ‘LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘Her’ (2017)
- “Airplane pt. II” from BTS’s seventh Korean album, Love Yourself 花樣年華 pt. ‘LOVE YOURSELF 承 Her’: Young Forever (2018), which is a continuation of the song in their fifth release
- “Love Maze”, also from BTS’ sixth EP Wings released on October 2016: it was one of two songs he helped write and compose for this project with Suga as well. It is his first solo written and composed track that features Jin alongside him after being absent for most promotions due to an injury
RM is not in a relationship right now so, there is nothing to write about that but what about his relation with the group? Well, BTS’s group members are very close and often spend their spare time together.
RM has stated that he is good friends with each member, including Jin, who was his junior at school. He also mentioned Suga as being one of the people whom he can talk to about anything in a long conversation. In an interview for High Cut magazine from April 2018, Jungkook revealed that RM is “the funniest” out of all the BTS members.
RM is a rich guy. He has written a lot of hit songs, he is with one of the biggest bands in the world so, he has done pretty good for himself. His total net worth exceeds 14 million dollars which is quite incredible.
RM’s legacy is an integral part of BTS’s success, and he has been a vocal force through the group’s most difficult moments. He has been making music since a child and by the age of 20, he had some major success in the Music Industry.
RM has always remained ambitious about music throughout college. And while on vacation from school with his close friend Jin one summer, they had the idea for BTS. The rest, as they say, is history!